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Frank O
(@frank-o-2)
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How strong is the magnetic field on an MK3?

I noticed a warning for my MK3 not to use it if one has a pacemaker or similar device due to the strong magnets in the bed.

Now I'm wondering just how strong the magnetic field is. I have some vintage computer diskettes stored a couple of meters away from my MK3. At that distance, is the magnetic field still an issue, or would it be essentially at background levels?

Posted : 15/10/2018 3:57 pm
RufusClupea
(@rufusclupea)
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Re: How strong is the magnetic field on an MK3?

I think you're good at a couple of meters. 😉
IANAL, but (IMO) the warning is likely some kind of regulatory legalese. If the field were that strong, it would likely corrupt/erase/wipe the data from SD cards inserted in the printer, and I've not heard/read of that being an issue.

That's "MISTER Old Fart" to you!

Posted : 15/10/2018 8:06 pm
Steve
(@steve-3)
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Re: How strong is the magnetic field on an MK3?

SD cards store data using electrons instead of magnets like a floppy disk. They should be fine. To be super-paranoid keep them at least as far away as the SD card reader slot.

Steve

Posted : 15/10/2018 8:25 pm
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